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Continuing Education Units are only available for in-person registered attendees. If you are receiving CEUs, you must check in at Professional Registration before 9:00 AM.


35th Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference: “Advances in Dementia Care”


Friday, September 6, 2024

Course Description:

At this 35th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, we will will highlight the important advances that are being made in the diagnosis, treatment and care for people with dementia.

Course Objectives – At completion of the course, participants will be able to:

    • TBD

Course Presenters:

    • Joshua Grill, PhD, University of California, Irvine, Director, UCI MIND, Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
    • Jim McAleer, MPA, President/CEO, Alzheimer’s Orange County,
    • Deborah Levy, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter
    • Lydia Ann, MD, University of California, Irvine
    • Lisa Gibbs, MD, University of California, Irvine
    • Aimee Pierce, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University
    • Scott Roberts, PhD, University of Michigan
    • Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD, Washington University
    • Elena Tsoy, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
    • Leigh Turner, PhD, University of California, Irvine

Alzheimer’s Orange County is approved to offer the following continuing education units for professionals:

  • CAMFT (BBS): Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. AlzOC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT CE Provider #134760.
  • BRN: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Alzheimer’s Orange County, Provider #CEP 14757, for 3 contact hours.
  • NHAP: Pending approval by the Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for 3 hours of continuing education credit – Alzheimer’s Orange County, NHAP Vendor #CEP 1776.
  • RCFE: Pending approval by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for 3 hours of in-person continuing education credit for RCFE administrator recertification. Alzheimer’s Orange County, RCFE Vendor #2000147-740-2. Core of Knowledge: Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Attendees can request refunds until August 23, 2024. No refunds will be given for any cancellations received after this date. A $25 administrative charge will apply for all cancellations. For questions or to request a refund, email or call 949.824.9896. No half-day registrations or partial CEUs will be provided.

Instructions for Requesting Accommodations for a Disability:

Alzheimer’s Orange County will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request special accommodations please call the Director of Education at 949.757.3724, at least two weeks prior to the event. Accommodations will be coordinated with the facility to the best of our ability.

Continuing Education Grievance Policy:

The Education Department at Alzheimer’s Orange County is dedicated to providing quality, affordable continuing education to various professionals throughout the community. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of our constituents, there is a process in place for a course participant who has a specific concern to voice his/her complaint.

Please submit any complaints in writing (postal letter or e-mail) within seven (7) days of the education event. Any complaints submitted will be handled confidentially. Please mail the complaint to Pamela Austin at the following email or postal mail address: OR Pamela Austin, 2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92614.

Please be sure to include:

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. The name of the course event
  3. The date of the course event
  4. The course presenter’s name
  5. A detailed description of the reason for the complaint
  6. The type of resolution you are expecting (this does not guarantee that a resolution will be approved)

A record of each complaint or grievance and its resolution is kept by the Education Director and reported with the CEU provider application and renewal.

Continuing Education Certificates of Completion:

A certificate of completion will be issued to participants via e-mail within 14 days of the completed evaluation being received (if all other CEU criteria are met).

Certificates will only be awarded to participants who attend for the full five-hour conference. No partial CE credit will be awarded.